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by Bryan
Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Why the lipstick
Replies: 18
Views: 3589

I find make-up in general very puzzling. It's not that I don't see the appeal, but I just would have thought some people would have found it too inauthentic and yet they don't.
by Bryan
Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Kimochi Warui
Replies: 355
Views: 134266

The most meticulously detailed and personal anime of all time ends with an essentially random reaction of a voice actor (who, as far as having no impact in the crafting of the story to that point, was effectively a random person). How could anything possibly be better than that?
by Bryan
Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: How did Shinji even effectively reject instrumentality?
Replies: 8
Views: 4135

But he didn't decide that; he became aware of it. Sure, after he rejects instrumentality, you can see that his depression is lifted. But like I said, moments prior to the rejection of instrumentality, it's not like Shinji actually says anything to the equivalent of "I'm better now ...
by Bryan
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1347
Views: 146270

I don't think a dead girl trying desperately not to be completely forgotten by everyone she ever knew (and failing) is first world problems at all. I think it's about the worst fate I can imagine, and that the cast of NGE got off lightly by comparison. I can never understand why peo...
by Bryan
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1347
Views: 146270

Bagheera#786461 wrote:I put it on hold halfway through season 1 because the first arc put me through the emotional wringer.


What? Really? Surely you must have misspoke. NGE puts you through the emotional wringer. Clannad is First world problems: the anime.
by Bryan
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1347
Views: 146270

As for my controversial anime opinion , I absolutely hated Clannad. Just flat out hated it. Hated it so much, I dropped it after season 1. I just couldn't stand it. The female characters seem to follow this trend where they are only interesting characters because the lead male protagonist allow...
by Bryan
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1347
Views: 146270

The Legend of Black Heaven (music anime) is one of the greatest anime of all time mostly for its serious aspects. It has shitty graphics, a ridiculous amount of comic relief, the conflict is way over the top and not much of it technically makes much sense. And you know what? I wouldn't c...
by Bryan
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What Now in terms of Children 2 & 3...Post-3I thoughts!
Replies: 509
Views: 89238

There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to think Asuka alone has this ability Of course there is. She's freaking Asuka! You're treating her a little too much like a normal teenager and not quite enough like the anime protagonist she is. Yes, her thoughts and feelings are written to be exac...
by Bryan
Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What Now in terms of Children 2 & 3...Post-3I thoughts!
Replies: 509
Views: 89238

Not comparable. We know that those billions of other people are there, and we know well enough that the capabilities of most of them fall within a reasonable range. We know that about the stars too. That's not really an argument for Asuka being the only one, just that it's easier to think a...
by Bryan
Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What Now in terms of Children 2 & 3...Post-3I thoughts!
Replies: 509
Views: 89238

One in several billion special? How could you even know? (Alternatively: Do you really think that little of the whole of the rest of humanity?) Maybe. Maybe not. I really don't know. It's kind of like imagining life on other planets. With all the billions of stars in the billions of...
by Bryan
Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What Now in terms of Children 2 & 3...Post-3I thoughts!
Replies: 509
Views: 89238

Given the process Rei described, the example of Asuka performing exactly as she predicted, and the numbers involved I simply don't find that a compelling argument. It's like saying "Tinkerbell did it!" and then responding to disbelief with "Well, you can't prove she didn&...
by Bryan
Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What Now in terms of Children 2 & 3...Post-3I thoughts!
Replies: 509
Views: 89238

^ So are you saying that humanity is THAT collectively weak that they'd rather spend eternity as some formless ooze without the awareness of self, with no possibility of moving forward in away way instead of reforming themselves and having the will to live and move on? Well, I wouldn't say ...
by Bryan
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What Now in terms of Children 2 & 3...Post-3I thoughts!
Replies: 509
Views: 89238

Why? Just because something happens once doesn't mean we should assume it would happen again. Especially when it only happens to an anime protagonist. because it's pretty clearly not what Rei described. It clearly IS a possibility of what Rei described. As has already been pointed out, can ...
by Bryan
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What Now in terms of Children 2 & 3...Post-3I thoughts!
Replies: 509
Views: 89238

I know Shinji decided that it was OK to feel pain again; but for Rei to end instrumentality at his request if it was likely that almost no one else would come back would have been outright cruelty. She wouldn't have offered that, and Anno wouldn't have written it. Rei didn't know what w...
by Bryan
Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What Now in terms of Children 2 & 3...Post-3I thoughts!
Replies: 509
Views: 89238

At least 3 billion souls in Instrumentality, and Asuka's the only one who bothers to come back? Really? It's a possibility we should consider. It might take a very unique kind of individual and Asuka is definitely one of the most unique people on the planet after everything she went though....
by Bryan
Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Thoughts About Evangelion Biology
Replies: 72
Views: 16676

THANK YOU! Well, it would truly be incredibly inefficient, but that's not what matters at all. All that matters is it could work and I see no reason to believe it couldn't. I'm reminded of the recurrent laryngeal nerve. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-47RBn97-DF0/TlMl4-Z5xlI/AAAAAAAAMQM/OGI6u...
by Bryan
Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Anno vs. Otaku (critcism, self-reflection, etc)
Replies: 269
Views: 10882

Yes, I absolutely agree. This is a fundamental philosophical aspect that I too know all too well. I don't think neurology has progressed enough to prove this so for now I will have to say it is my opinion. If these words cannot approach respect that this is the true reality of some mentally sick...
by Bryan
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Best pilot
Replies: 97
Views: 16766

Dance like you mean it did seem to imply there is some connection between real world skills and Eva pilot ability. If one of them did have real world fighting ability that could best improve their Eva piloting, it should logically be Asuka or Toji. They seem above the rest in that regard, I'm no...
by Bryan
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Anno vs. Otaku (critcism, self-reflection, etc)
Replies: 269
Views: 10882

How come Shinji is the only one whose demanded to "not run away" when nearly every major character is running from something? Exactly what do you think is he being ordered not to run away from? From doing his job which only he can do and the world depends on? Of course they would order hi...
by Bryan
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Anno vs. Otaku (critcism, self-reflection, etc)
Replies: 269
Views: 10882

More importantly, what if you're an otaku but you're ok with your life. I sure wish I had the ego to create a 26 episode and two movie series about how someone is living their life incorrectly. Touma please go. Well, it's not like Anno walked up to you on the street, slapped you and tol...

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